April 4, 2009
I meant to start this update at 4:44 this afternoon (04/04, 4:44), but Erin and I got caught up with Cathy and Katie Locket and the lanyards, and I just didn't get it done.
I had a couple of complaints that I left you hanging after April Fool's Day. We spent a vast majority of the day at the hospital on Thursday (11:00-10:00) and only a small portion of the day on Friday (11:00-3:30) at St. Joseph's hospital getting transfusions. Erin's hemoglobin had slipped so low that we had to take extreme precautions in pumping her back up (very, very slowly) so that we didn't put undue strain on her heart and lungs. We also pumped in some platelets so she could have a little dental work done next week. Erin managed to keep a very good spirit about the whole affair, thanks in large part to the many friends who stopped by to play games (Quiddler, Set, Scrabble, Boggle, and something else that has a funny name that I can't remember. . .something like Kanoodle). I don't know whether I mentioned that we flew through the second book of the Septimus Heap series (Flyte) earlier this week, and have started the third book Physic.
We celebrated on Friday evening with the Ross's and Elaine and Ian, playing Taboo, eating Gina's take out and generally having a time that said, "thank goodness we are at home on a beautiful evening with the whole family and our dear friends doing the things we love."
I wish Erin's health wasn't so delicate right now. Instead of getting an immediate bounce from her transfusions, we have to wait for all the fluids to settle and the bloating to go away. Erin moved rather slowly today, relatively happy, but less comfortable than I would prefer.
We need to thank everyone for all the love and support we are getting these days, not to mention a load of gifts, cards, and treasures. Thanks to everyone for keeping us in the forefront! We really appreciate it.